Space City Sound is a non-profit acappella chorus based in Houston, Texas whose mission is excellence in musical performance. We provide an outlet for singers of all backgrounds to hone their vocal instrument and be the best performer they can be.
Space City Sound is a chorus of the Houston Metro Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. As members of the BHS, we strive to perpetuate the art form of barbershop harmony and to engross and educate members in the culture and fellowship associated with the art form.
In 2015, a handful of young men questioned how far they could go in musical performance. They dreamed of an ensemble that could master many styles of music and enjoy success on the contest stage. After months of discussion and planning, they invited their friends to join them at the first rehearsal of what was to be Houston’s next high caliber acappella chorus, Space City Sound.
Space City Sound realized a great deal of success in the following years. Our members enjoyed satisfying experiences through performances for Rice Village, local schools, private clients, and regional and international contests.
For the first three years, Space City Sound existed as a purely male group. When our parent organization, the Barbershop Harmony Society opened its doors to female membership in June of 2018 through the Everyone In Harmony campaign. Our chapter leadership spent the next few months outlining a plan to respond to the exciting changes. In January 2019, our chapter membership voted overwhelmingly to incorporate women into our ranks.
Later in 2019, after the BHS announced revisions to contest that would allow mixed and all-female ensembles to compete alongside men’s ensembles, our leadership quickly and unanimously aligned to enter into the 2021 contest cycle as a mixed chorus.
We hope to continue to grow our membership in a way that allows absolutely anyone to experience the satisfaction of making excellent music in a dedicated but fun-loving community.